An official believed to be behind the forcible removal of 1,700 crosses from churches in eastern China has been promoted by the Communist government, and it is feared this move signals that the heightened Christian persecution might carry on.
Pastor's Wife Urges Christians to Share Gospel After ISIS Gunman Kills 4 in France Supermarket Attack
After a 26-year-old man, allegedly acting on behalf of the Islamic State terror group, killed three hostages before being shot dead in a police raid in a small town in the south of France Friday afternoon, the wife of a pastor of a church near the hostage scene urged people to trust God and said the incident was a reminder that they need the Gospel.
Conservative Catholic demonstrators were physically harassed, spat on and assaulted by LGBT activists earlier this month while protesting an Amsterdam-based clothing retailer's "overt and offensive" homosexual advertisements in the Netherlands.
Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham has offered a rebuttal to a recent argument made by world-famous primatologist Jane Goodall that humans inherited their "evil dark side" from ape-like ancestors.
A Chinese Christian woman was reportedly arrested last week after she traveled to Beijing and attempted to preach to President Xi Jinping, holding a sign before the former imperial garden stating that God is "calling out" to Xi.
A gay Anglican priest who was stripped of his license to work as a chaplain after he went against Church of England rules and married his partner in 2014 lost his discrimination case.
The Islamic State-aligned Boko Haram on Wednesday released over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped from their boarding school in Nigeria last month. However, a Christian girl in the group was reportedly not released because she refused to renounce her faith in Christ.
Turkey Sets Trial Date for Pastor Andrew Brunson, Who May Face 35 Years in Prison on Terrorism Charge
The Turkish government has officially set a date for the trial of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who may face up to 35 years in prison on charges of espionage and terrorism.
Atheist Richard Dawkins Warns Against Celebrating Demise of 'Relatively Benign' Christianity in Europe
Atheist author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has warned against celebrating the demise of Christianity, calling it a "relatively benign" faith compared to others, amid reports the religion is "dying" in Europe.
A controversial Malawian self-professed prophet, who is followed by millions and claims to be able to walk on air and raise the dead, is scheduled to lead a major prophetic event in California next month that promises to deliver "miracles."
Pope Francis has implored Catholics to not treat a crucifix necklace as merely a fashion accessory, but rather embrace its spiritual significance.
A major analysis on the religious beliefs of young people across Europe has found that the proportion of those who report having no faith continues to rise, with some nations, such as the Czech Republic, having over 90 percent of young people who classify as "nones."
Seven Christians were injured this Sunday in the Punjab province of Pakistan after a group of enraged Muslim men attacked and beat worshipers with bricks and even "opened fire" on them as they were leaving their worship service.
A Baptist missionary couple from Missouri, who gave their lives to plant churches and spread the Gospel across Africa, died last week in a car accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Southern Baptist Convention's International Mission Board announced.
Stephen Hawking, one of the world's most renowned physicists who died at 76 last week, will be interred in one of the holiest sites of the Church of England later this year.
Children living in the North Korean regime are taught daily that Christianity is evil and that the cross is a symbol of the devil, a believer who now lives outside the country has said.
Christian blasphemy victim Asia Bibi, who sits on Pakistan's death row, is rejoicing because authorities have allowed her to keep a rosary given to her from Pope Francis.
A new study has found that the largest lava flood in Iceland's history, which was recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, greatly influenced the country's viking population to turn to Christianity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin secured a landslide election victory on Sunday, keeping him in power for six more years, until 2024.
A court in South Kazakhstan has declared that a Christian woman who showed another person how to download the Bible on a smartphone is "not guilty" of illegal missionary activity.
Authorities in China's central Henan Province have imposed an effective ban on Christian gatherings and placed several Christians under house arrest without charge as the Communist government continues to crack down on churches across the country, according to a report.
A pastor in Northern Ireland says his church is facing a threat of "extreme violence" after it screened a film featuring people who are turning away from the homosexual lifestyle.
Police in India's Telangana state were reportedly pressured by Hindu radicals to file a case against a Christian pastor's family after a group of drunken Hindu men were arrested for attacking the family and crushing their youngest son's foot with a boulder.
A dispute over land between suspected Hindu extremists and a Catholic hospital in Madhya Pradesh state, India, turned violent Monday when the extremists destroyed the hospital's boundary wall and attacked nuns and other staff in a violent land grab.
Syrian Priest Decries 'Shameful' Church for Failing to 'Scream' as Hellish Civil War Enters 8th Year
As Syria's civil war entered its eighth year Thursday, with millions still fleeing for their lives and the highest children's death toll, a priest has decried the global Church as "shameful" for failing to "shout and scream" for an end to the carnage.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams suggested this week that the reason the Church of England neglected to take action in a specific sexual misconduct scandal was because the offending bishop, jailed in 2015 for several crimes, was gay.
Indian Pastor Slashed With Machete by Hindu Extremist Miraculously Recovers, Vows to Continue Ministry
An Indian Christian pastor who miraculously recovered after a Hindu extremist attacked him with a machete said the persecution he's endured for his faith has only increased his passion for the Lord.
Several congregants at a historic church in London were offended that a Star Wars "Stormtrooper" crucifixion was being displayed as part of a "Stations of the Cross" exhibit that opened to the public Thursday.
The Christian parents of a 30-year-old Pakistani man who has been sentenced to death on the charge of blasphemy are continuing to pray for his release.
An Easter sign by an Australian church featuring the word "Jesus" was recently barred at a local shopping center in New South Wales, with the property company initially offering the phrase "risen Christ" to be used instead.